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September 12 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

September 12, 2010

On September 12, 1974 Jeff “Skunk” Baxter joins The Doobie Brothers.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1988 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
1988 Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica
1987 101st U.S. Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (76 61)
1987 Ethiopia adopts constitution
1987 Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year
1986 240.49 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with coach Tom Kelly
1986 U.S. professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped and held hostage in Beirut
1985 Flight readiness firing of Atlantis’ main engines; 20 seconds
1984 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
1984 Cyndi Lauper sings “She-Bop” on Tonight Show
1984 Ethiopia forms socialist republic
1984 New York Met Dwight Goodin sets rookie strike out record at 251
1983 Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes
1983 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1983 Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
1983 U.S.S.R. vetoes United Nations resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
1982 102nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)
1982 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) and Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
1982 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1981 95th U.S. Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats M Navratilova (16 76 76)
1981 Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
1981 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1981 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yankees for 8 innings before Rick Cerone and Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
1980 Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
1979 Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die and $23 million damage
1979 Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
1978 Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba
1978 Situation comedy “Taxi” premieres on ABC television
1976 96th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 36 76 64)
1976 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1976 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St. L 30, Sea 24)
1976 White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors
1974 Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
1974 Jeff “Skunk” Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
1973 2 bettors win largest U.S. Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
1971 85th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)
1971 91st U.S. Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (36 63 62 76)
1970 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
1970 Luna 16 Launch (Moon Sample Return)
1970 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
1970 Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for 1st time at Heathrow airport
1970 U.S. LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
1970 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
1966 “Monkees” premieres on NBC-TV
1966 Gemini XI (Charles Conrad and R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
1966 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (PBS) 1st broadcast
1966 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan begins teaching
1965 79th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)
1965 85th U.S. Mens Tennis: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (62 79 75 61)
1965 Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida and Louisiana kills 75
1965 Manuel Santana wins U.S. Tennis Open
1965 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
1965 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
1964 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27′ 4 “
1964 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
1963 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Washington Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 “Vintage ’60” opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 8 performances

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “Bonanza” premieres on NBC-TV
1959 Janos Kadar becomes premier of Hungary
1959 Luna 2 launched by U.S.S.R.; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon
1958 U.S. Supreme Court orders Little Rock Arkansas high school to integrate
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits U.S.
1956 Black students enter and are barred from Clay Kentucky elementary school
1955 KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
1954 Indians sweep Yankees at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)
1954 WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920
1953 “Carnival in Flanders” closes at New Century Theater New York City after 6 performances
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team
1953 Senator John F. Kennedy, 36, marries Jacqueline Bouvier, 24
1952 Noel Coward’s “Quadrille,” premieres in London
1950 Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants

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